J&K projects to be fast tracked

Special emphasis will be given for development of border areas

GN Bureau | October 26, 2017


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A decision to fast track development projects in Jammu and Kashmir was taken on Thursday during a meeting between chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and union home minister Rajnath Singh.

The projects under Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) will be speeded up by making encumbrance free land available for the Infrastructure projects including road, power, and health.

Under the prime ministers’ development package for Jammu and Kashmir (Rs 80,068 crores) for 63 major development projects pertaining to 15 central government ministries, an amount of Rs 62,599 crore (approx. 78%) has been sanctioned and an amount of Rs 22,042 crore (approx. 28%) has been released.

Special emphasis will be given for development of border areas (0-10 km) while selecting projects under the Border Area Development Program (BADP). It was also decided that to ensure safety of these people in border areas, construction of bunkers along the border will be expedited.

It was also decided to accelerate the development projects relating to additional jobs to Kashmiri migrants, transit accommodations, transfer of cash relief/honorarium through direct benefit transfer (DBT) mode and providing employment to youth of J&K.

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